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2003 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 9-14, 2003, Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
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Eric Allman (W7) is Eric Allman the original author of sendmail. He is the author of syslog, tset, the -me troff macros, and trek. He was the chief programmer on the INGRES database management project, designed database user and application interfaces at Britton Lee (later Sharebase), and contributed to the Ring Array Processor project at the International Computer Science Institute. He is a former member of the USENIX Board of Directors. William Arbaugh (W1) has William Arbaugh spent over 15 years performing security research and engineering. Arbaugh and his students were among the first to identify security flaws in the IEEE 802.11 standard, as well as several proposed fixes to the standard. He and his students are actively involved in the IEEE and the IETF standards processes, doing their best to ensure that future standards are more robust. He and Jon Edney are the authors of a forthcoming book (Addison-Wesley, Fall 2003) entitled Wi-Fi Protected Access: Wireless Security and 802.11.
Tina Bird (M8), as Tina Bird a Computer Security Officer for Stanford University, works on the design and implementation of security infrastructure; providing security alerts for the 40,000-host network; healthcare information security; and extending Stanford's logging infrastructure. Tina moderates the Log Analysis and VPN mailing lists; with Marcus Ranum, she runs Tina has a B.S. in physics from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota. David N. Blank-Edelman (M3) is David N. Blank-Edelman the Director of Technology at the Northeastern University College of Computer Science and the author of the O'Reilly book Perl for System Administration. He has spent the last 16 years as a system/network administrator in large multi-platform environments, including Brandeis University, Cambridge Technology Group, and the MIT Media Laboratory. He has served as Senior Technical Editor for the Perl Journal.
Gerald Carter (M1, T2), a Gerald Carter member of the SAMBA Team since 1998, is employed by Hewlett Packard as a Software Engineer, working on SAMBA-based print appliances. He is writing a guide to LDAP for system administrators, to be published by O'Reilly. Jerry holds an M.S. in computer science from Auburn University, where he also served as a network and system administrator. He has published articles with Web-based magazines such as Linuxworld and has authored courses for companies such as Linuxcare. He recently completed the second edition of Teach Yourself SAMBA in 24 Hours (Sams Publishing). Aeleen Frisch (T5, W6) has Aeleen Frisch been a system administrator for over 20 years. She currently looks after a pathologically heterogeneous network of UNIX and Windows systems. She is the author of several books, including Essential System Administration (now in its 3rd edition).
Peter Baer Galvin (T1) is Peter Baer Galvin the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, and was the systems manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He has written articles for Byte and other magazines, is a columnist for SunWorld, and is coauthor of the Operating Systems Concepts and the Applied Operating Systems Concepts textbooks. Peter has taught tutorials on security and system administration and has given talks at many conferences and institutions. Geoff Halprin (T4) has Geoff Halprin over 25 years of experience in building software systems, from system management tools to network monitoring software and embedded mission-critical billing systems for Internet Service Providers. He has spent more years troubleshooting other peoples programs than he cares to remember. Geoff is also president of SAGE: The System Administrators Guild.
Trent Hein (M7) is Trent Hein co-founder of Applied Trust Engineering. Trent worked on the 4.4 BSD port to the MIPS architecture at Berkeley, is co-author of both the UNIX Systems Administration Handbook and the Linux Administration Handbook, and holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Colorado. Joshua Jensen (T8) was Joshua Jensen the first Red Hat instructor and examiner, and has been with Red Hat for 4 years. In that time he has written and maintained large parts of the Red Hat curriculum: Networking Services and Security, System Administration, Apache and Secure Web Server Administration, and the Red Hat Certified Engineer course and exam. Joshua has worked with Linux for 7 years, and has been teaching Cisco Internetworking and Linux courses since 1998.
Brad C. Johnson (T7) is Brad C. Johnson vice president of SystemExperts Corporation. He has participated in seminal industry initiatives such as the Open Software Foundation, X/Open, and the IETF, and has published often about open systems. Brad has served as a technical advisor to organizations such as Dateline NBC and CNN on security matters. He is a regular tutorial instructor and conference speaker on topics related to practical network security, penetration analysis, middleware, and distributed systems. Brad holds a B.A. in computer science from Rutgers University and an M.S. in applied management from Lesley University. Evan Marcus (W8) is Evan Marcus a Senior Systems Engineer and High Availability Specialist with VERITAS Software Corporation. Evan has more than 14 years of experience in UNIX system administration. While working at Fusion Systems and OpenVision Software, Evan worked to bring to market the first high-availability software application for SunOS and Solaris. He is the author of several articles and talks on the design of high-availability systems and is the co-author, with Hal Stern, of Blueprints for High Availability: Designing Resilient Distributed Systems (John Wiley & Sons, 2000).
James Mauro (W2) is James Mauro a Senior Staff Engineer in the Performance and Availability Engineering group at Sun Microsystems. Jim's current projects are focused on quantifying and improving enterprise platform availability, including minimizing recovery times for data services and Solaris. He co-developed a framework for system availability measurement and benchmarking and is working on implementing this framework within Sun. Jim co-authored Solaris Internals: Architecture Tips and Techniques (Sun Microsystems Press/ Prentice Hall, 2000). Ned McClain (M7), co-founder Ned McClain and CTO of Applied Trust Engineering, lectures around the globe on applying cutting-edge technology in production computing environments. Ned holds a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University and is a contributing author to both the UNIX System Administration Handbook and the Linux Administration Handbook.
Richard McDougall (W2), an Richard McDougall Established Engineer in the Performance Application Engineering Group at Sun Microsystems, focuses on large systems performance and architecture. He has over twelve years of experience in UNIX performance tuning, application/kernel development, and capacity planning. Richard is the author of many papers and tools for measuring, monitoring, tracing, and sizing UNIX systems, including the memory-sizing methodology for Sun, the MemTool set for Solaris, the recent Priority Paging memory algorithms in Solaris, and many unbundled tools for Solaris, and is co-author of Solaris Internals: Architecture Tips and Techniques (Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall, 2000). Radia Perlman (M6, T6) isRadia Perlman a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. She is known for her contributions to bridging (spanning tree algorithm) and routing (link state routing), as well as security (sabotage- proof networks). She is the author of Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols, and co-author of Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World, two of the top 10 networking reference books, according to Network Magazine. She is one of the 25 people whose work has most influenced the networking industry, according to Data Communications Magazine. She holds about 50 issued patents, an S.B. and S.M in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT and an honorary doctorate from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
Marcus Ranum (W4) is Marcus Ranum founder and CTO of NFR Security, Inc. He has been working in the computer/network security field for over 14 years and is credited with designing and implementing the first commercial Internet firewall product. Marcus also designed and implemented other significant security technologies, including the TIS firewall toolkit and the TIS Gauntlet firewall. As a researcher for ARPA, Marcus set up and managed the email server. Widely known as a teacher and industry visionary, he has been the recipient of both the TISC Clue award and the ISSA lifetime achievement award. Marcus lives in Maryland with his wife, Katrina, and a small herd of cats. Jim Reid (W5), started Jim Reid using a PDP11/45 running V7 UNIX 21 years ago and has been working with UNIX systems ever since. He worked for three years at Origin on behalf of Philips Electronics, where he wrote a DNS management system and designed, built, and ran the DNS infrastructure for the corporate network, one of the biggest in the world. He has over a decade's experience in writing and teaching training courses ranging from kernel internals, through system administration and network security, to DNS administration. He's a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops in Europe and the U.S. His book on DNS administration with BIND9 will be published in 2002.
David Rhoades (M2) is David Rhoades president of Maven Security Consulting Inc. Since 1996 David has been providing information protection services for various Fortune 500 customers. His work has taken him across the United States, and to Europe and Asia, where he has lectured and consulted in various areas of information security. David holds a B.S. in computer engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is an instructor for the SANS Institute, the MIS Training Institute, and Sensecurity (based in Singapore). John Sellens (T3, W3) has John Sellens been involved in system and network administration since 1986 and is the author of several related USENIX papers, a number of ;login: articles, and SAGE booklet #7, System and Network Administration for Higher Reliability. He holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Waterloo and is a chartered accountant. He is currently the General Manager for Certainty Solutions (formerly known as GNAC) in Toronto. Prior to joining Certainty, John was the Director of Network Engineering at UUNET Canada and was a staff member in computing and information technology at the University of Waterloo for 11 years.
Marc Staveley (M4) worksMarc Staveley at Soma Networks, where he is applying his 18 years of experience with UNIX development and administration in leading their IT group. Previously Marc had been an independent consultant, and he has also held positions at Sun Microsystems, NCR, Princeton University, and the University of Waterloo. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of standards-based development, multi-threaded programming, system administration, and performance tuning. Theodore Ts'o (M5) has Theodore Ts'o been a Linux kernel developer since almost the very beginnings of Linux—he implemented POSIX job control in the 0.10 Linux kernel. He is the maintainer and author for the Linux COM serial port driver and the Comtrol Rocketport driver. He architected and implemented Linux's tty layer. Outside of the kernel, he is the maintainer of the e2fsck filesystem consistency checker. Ted is a Senior Technical Staff Member of IBM's Linux Technology Center.

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